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Revelation, 7 March 1832 [D&C 80]

Hiram Portage County Ohio March 7th 1832
Verily thus saith the Lord u[n]to you my sevent [servant] Step hen [Burnett] go ye go ye into the world & preach the Gospel to  every creature that cometh under the Sound of your voice  

Frederick G. Williams handwriting begins.  

 
and inasmuch as you desire a companion I will give  unto you my servant Eden Smith therefore go ye  and preach my gospel whither to the North or to the  South, to the East or to the west it mattereth not  for you cannot go amiss therefore declare the things [p. 18]
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Several revelations in the early church called particular individuals to be missionaries, typically assigning them to labor in specific regions. Though the location of his service was to be at his discretion, teenager Stephen Burnett, one of the church’s youngest high priests, received the call to preach on 7 March 1832. After he accepted the assignment, Eden Smith, eight years his senior, accompanied him on the mission.
JS and Frederick G. Williams recorded this text in Revelation Book 2 in March 1832, identifying the location and date as “Hiram Portage County Ohio March 7th 1832.” John Whitmer subsequently copied this revelation into Revelation Book 1, where it is designated “A Revelation given Hiram Portage County Ohio March 17. 1832”. (The “1” in “ March 17” appears to be a later addition.) The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants included this revelation, giving the date of March 1832 but no location.

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